UN says 2,00,000 Iraqis flee after ISIS captures more towns

Around 2,00,000 people have been forced to escape their homes after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took over several towns in Northern Iraq, claimed the UN.

ANI| Last Updated: Aug 04, 2014, 15:32 PM IST

London: Around 2,00,000 people have been forced to escape their homes after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took over several towns in Northern Iraq, claimed the UN.

The ISIS militants have reportedly taken over the towns of Sinjar near Syria.

Islamic state captured large parts of Northern Iraq in an offensive in June.
According to the BBC, UN special envoy to Iraq Nickolay Mladenov said that a `tragedy` was taking place in Sinjar.

The UN expressed concern for the safety of civilians in the area.

The situation of these civilians was reportedly miserable and they were lacking basic items like food and water.

Two Yazidi shrines were also destroyed in the area.